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Lofty Pursuits Hardcover – September 6, 2010
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Lofty Pursuits is a journey of success built the old-fashioned way: through perseverance and hard work. Over the course of twenty-five years, Seattle real estate developer Mark Schuster went from scrubbing toilets to building a multi-million dollar real estate investment business and, in the course of doing so, pioneered and developed the most nationally acclaimed, environmentally conscious residential high-rise building of 2008Mosler Lofts. Early in his career, Mark had vowed to erect an iconic building, a building worthy of honoring his grandfather, George Mosler. The completion of Mosler Lofts fulfilled that dream and, in the end, much more. Mosler Lofts not only became a landmark expression of innovative design and green building practices but also the catalyst of expressing what Mark describes as the three pillars of sustainability. Lofty Pursuits is about honoring family legacy, designing and managing our businesses for future generations, and about making a positive impact on the social challenges facing humanity. In a blend of personal stories and business lessons, Mark takes the reader on an exploration of the true meaning of sustainability and how each of us, given enough determination, can help save our planet one building at a time. An inspiration of environmental stewardship, business savvy, and meaningful memoir, Lofty Pursuits will change the way you approach your life, at home and at work, while inspiring you to take part in repairing the world.
About the Author
Mark R. Schuster, a passionate entrepreneur and philanthropist, is founder of The Schuster Group, a Seattle-based real estate investment and development firm. Well known for his business acumen and civic involvement, Mark has been featured in over fifty media outlets and regularly speaks at national and regional conferences. Lofty Pursuits is his first book. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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This book is well written and of great interest to anyone, not only those interested in
The author weaves an intricate tale of family history, the Seattle skyline, LEED certification, successful business practices and charitible giving.
I, for one, could barely put it down.
A very easy and enjoyable read, I would highly reccomend this book
The author does an amazing job of laying out the story of building the first sustainable building. He is brilliant at portraying his family members and making you feel as though you know them. He is brilliant about unveiling the story of how this building was built with all the highs and the lows. This was a fast read and a truly enjoyable read.
When my daughter was first born, I began a library for her. I have three criteria for her library: 1) I must love the book; 2) It must be well written and; 3)It must be something that I hope will inspire her, teach her and guide her into how to live her best life. I bought this book for her library because it exceeds my expectations in all three criteria. This is the greatest compliment that I could give to the book and the author. It's a must read.